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  • 03/31/2021 12:53 PM | Theodore James Whapham

    Call for Papers

    The theological thought of Wolfhart Pannenberg has generated significant conversations, since the publication of Revelation as History in 1961. Since his passing in 2014, dozens (269) of doctoral dissertations written in English have engaged his corpus, launching a new generation of scholars who have been impacted by his life and work.

    In an effort to gather scholars interested in the legacy of this seminal thinker, the Pannenberg Symposium will host a conference on March 25 & 26, 2022, in collaboration with Loyola University Chicago, Institute for Pastoral Studies and the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage.

    Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the publication of Systematic Theology, Vol. 3 in English, this conference will address the following theme:

    The Spirit, The Kingdom, and Ecumenism—Wolfhart Pannenberg’s Doctrine of the Church.

    Thus, we would like to extend a Call for Papers engaging Pannenberg’s thought particularly as developed in volume 3 of his Systematic Theology.

    Potential topics include:

    tology: Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

    • Ecclesiology: Nature and Purpose of the Church, doctrine of election
    • Eschatology: The coming kingdom of God and its establishment in history
    • Sacramental Theology: Ecumenical scope, presence of the Spirit in the Eucharist,ministry/ordination
    • Ecumenism in his doctrine of the Church and his work with the World Council of Churches
    • The Church and Society
    • Pannenberg’s political theology and engagement with liberation theology
    • Natural law
    • Theodicy and the coming of Justice

    For more information go to:

    We are especially interested in engaging scholars from a diversity of denominational, cultural, and theological perspectives to create a critical and constructive conversation about the significance of Pannenberg’s theology for contemporary thought. Proposals from a wide range of theological approaches are encouraged.

    To respond to the call for papers, please send a proposal of no more than 500 words to Proposals will be evaluated on the contribution they could make to the symposium theme, the clarity of the proposed research plan, and their significance for the study of Pannenberg’s theology. Proposals should be submitted by July 1, 2021 and will be subject to a blind review process. Doctoral students and junior scholars are encouraged to submit a proposal. A limited number or registration scholarships are available for those in need.

    The organizers for the conference also have two hopes for future efforts growing out of this conference. First, they will be seeking publication for a selection of the best papers coming out of the conference as part of an edited volume. Second, our hope is that the conversation generated by the attendees may give rise to further meetings of the Pannenberg symposium on a regular basis. Scholars who are interested in such an ongoing project are also encouraged to notify the organizers of their interest in this broader effort.

  • 03/15/2021 8:23 AM | Anonymous
    The CTSA remembers Michael A. Fahey, S.J., Faculty Emeriti, Marquette University Theology, and CTSA President 1983-1984.

    May he rest in peace.

    Celebrating our Jubilarians  

    Presentations (See CTSA Proceedings) at the CTSA include:

    • The Lima Document: Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry 
    • Response to Professor Tavard-I 
    • Presidential Address: 1904-1984, Karl Rahner, Theologian
    • The Nature and Purpose of the Church
    • Ecclesiae Sorores ac Fratres: Sibling Communion in the Pre-Nicene Christian Era
    • A Catholic Response to Faith and Order's "The Nature and Purpose of the Church"
    • The Mission of the Church: To Divinize or To Humanize?
  • 03/09/2021 1:12 PM | Anonymous

    Fr. Antoninus Wall, O.P. (d. March 2, 2021) was one of the founding members of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and President of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology for several years.

    "Father Antoninus Wall, O.P., a native of San Francisco, is the son of Irish-born parents, and the brother of the late Fr. Kevin Wall, O.P. Fr. Wall attended St. Ignatius prep in the Bay City and St. Mary's College of California. Entering the Dominican Order, he pursued his sacred studies at St. Albert's College in Oakland and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He was ordained in Rome in 1950.

    Fr. Wall has had a career rich in pastoral and academic experiences. He has served as associate pastor in Seattle and as Professor of Theology at Immaculate Heart and Dominican College. He negotiated the entry of the Dominicans into the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and served two terms there as President of the Dominican School." ( Catholic Education Resource Center, "The End of the Journey", accessed 3/9/21).

  • 02/18/2021 10:17 AM | Anonymous

  • 02/11/2021 10:20 AM | Anonymous

    As the CTSA celebrates is 75th year, please take a moment to comment, reflect, and/or post pictures from conventions past.

  • 01/21/2021 11:47 AM | Anonymous

    Remembering longstanding member Robert M. Doran, S.J.   

    May he rest in peace.

    Robert M. Doran

    CTSA Proceedings:
    View of Nature and Method of Theology

    Brief biography on Bernard Longergan, S.J. (1904-1984)

  • 01/11/2021 10:45 AM | Anonymous

    February 2021

    Delio, Ilia, The Hours of the Universe ( Orbis Press, February 2021).

    Diaz, Miguel, ed., The Word Became Culture ( Orbis Press, February 2021).

    Rausch, S.J., Thomas, Global Catholicism ( Orbis Press, February 2021).

    January 2021

    O'Neill, S.J., William R., Reimagining Human Rights: Religion and the Common Good (Georgetown U.P., January 2021).

  • 12/16/2020 8:31 PM | Quentin Wodon

    Please join us at a webinar co-organized by Lumen Christi and several other organizations on January 19, 2021 at 11 am EST. Registration is at

    Abstract: Catholic schools and universities aim to educate the whole person. Beyond strong academics, they aim to educate towards fraternal humanism. Do we have any evidence that they succeed? Based on recent research for the United States conducted under the new collaborative Global Catholic Education project (, including a set of papers prepared for a special issue of the Journal of Catholic Education, this webinar will explore this question. Topics to be considered include (1) whether parents sending children to Catholic schools have different priorities for what children should learn in school than other parents; (2) whether students in Catholic schools exhibit self-discipline; (3) whether different stakeholders have different worldviews for Catholic schools; (4) whether there is less violence in Catholic schools than in other schools; (5) whether going to Catholic schools is associated with particular patterns of family formation later in life; and (6) more generally, what is meant by a Catholic identity. While the discussion will focus in large part on schools, implications for Catholic universities will also be discussed. After a presentation summarizing findings from recent research, panelists will share their views on how Catholic schools and universities could rely on these and other research findings to improve the education they provide "beyond test scores". 

  • 12/13/2020 9:38 PM | Quentin Wodon

    Catholic schools are essential for the mission of the Church. To support Catholic schools and universities worldwide, we just launched a new website at with the support of the four major internaional organizations representing Catholic education in international fora (OIEC, IFCU, OMAEC, and UMEC-WUCT). 

    The mission of the website is to inform and connect Catholic educators globally. It provides them with data, analysis, opportunities to learn, and other resources to help them fulfill their mission with a particular focus on the preferential option for the poor. The website also includes a blog that provides once a week short posts with links to resources that may be useful to Cathlic educators.

    If you would like to be involved in this initative, please contact us at This is a volunteer-led initiative and we can benefit from all the help we can get. Thank you!

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